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Wood Studio Workshops at Pocosin Arts

Wood Studio Workshops
at Pocosin Arts

Aaron Iaquinto

Aaron Iaquinto

Spoons: Carving & Adornment

Spoons: Carving &
Adornment

Students will learn how to carve a spoon from square stock hardwood using hand tool and powered machines. We will explore various functional utensil shapes, uses, pleasing forms and decoration. Adorning includes inlay, texture and finishing techniques. The result will be precious sculptures worthy of framing on the wall or using every  single day.

ALL LEVELS
hand dexterity needed

Session runs July 28 – 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$190 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:
AARON IAQUINTO graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in wood design. Aaron lives in Asheville North Carolina where he works at The Old Wood Co. making custom tables. He has been an instructor at Pocosin Arts. Aaron was recently featured in Norman Stevens, An Appreciation of Spoons. “For me the creative process involves both intuition and mindfulness. Without intuition, art can become contrived and over worked. Likewise, without mindfulness art can fall into unreasonable chaos. Everything I make is one of a kind. Just as no two trees grow exactly the same way, no two spoons are carved the same. All of my timber-ware is fully functional but also dances on the line of pure form and pure function.”

Aaroniaquinto.com

$225

Aaron Iaquinto Carved Wooden Spoon workshop example

Stefanie Rocknak

Stefanie Rocknak

Facial Expressions in Wood

Facial Expressions
in Wood

This workshop is for those who want to learn how to animate facial expressions in wood. Students will construct a high relief human face on a Bass-wood board. Traditional and experimental carving and finishing techniques will be explored. Students will draw on their own experience and the expressions of those around them for inspiration.

ALL LEVELS

Session runs August 24 – 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$190 tuition + $35 registration fee

Artist Bio:
STEPHANIE ROCKNAK (Ph.D., Boston University) has taught full time at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY where she is a Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department and the Director of the Cognitive Science Program. Rocknak’s sculpture have been included in over 60 juried shows, where venues have included the Smithsonian, The Grolier Club, NYC, and the windows of Saks 5th Ave. in New York City. In 2011, she sculpted a model for Robert Morris, which was digitally enlarged to 9-feet tall, cast in bronze and permanently installed in The Gori Collection, Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia, Italy. The following year, she was chosen to create a bronze statue of Edgar Allan Poe in the city of his birth, Boston, MA. This sculpture was permanently installed in the fall of 2014. Rocknak’s sculpture has received multiple awards, including a George Sugarman Foundation Grant, and the $10,000 Biennial Margo Hammerschlag Sculpture Award. Her sculpture has also been featured/reviewed in over 170 books, magazines, newspapers and blogs, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, The New York Review of Books, and The Times Literary Supplement.

www.steffrocknak.net

$225

Stefanie Rocknak Facial Expressions Wood Sculpture workshop example

Lea Griggs

Lea Griggs

Dovetails and Sharpening

Dovetails and
Sharpening

Learn fundamentals of sharpening for woodworking hand tools such as chisels and hand planes and dovetailing techniques. Sharpening and dovetailing techniques will be demonstrated that are direct and flexible for many wood working applications. Emphasis will be placed on principles of maintaining precision, accuracy and tolerance. Participants are invited to bring their own tools for sharpening.
 
ALL LEVELS
 
Session runs October 26 – 27, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.
$190 tuition + $35 registration fee
 
Artist Bio:
LEA GRIGGS is a studio craftsman and designer. He began his education at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem NC and holds degrees from the Kansas City Art Institute and The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. His education focused on traditional craft mediums, digital technology, and craft theory. His current studio practice continues to pursue relationships between traditional craft mediums, digital technology, craft theory and their relationship to industry. Awards and exhibitions include; NCECA Third Place Overall National Student Juried Exhibition at the Undergraduate level, Cups of Fire – National Ceramic Cup Competition at the Clay Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, a Kansas City Art Institute McKeown Special Project Grant, Alfred University Professional Development Grant, and a William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Penland, Penland NC. He currently resides in his home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

www.lmgriggs.com

$225

Lea Griggs Woodworking workshop example